Cornerstone Christian Academy 5th – 6th Grade Class Descriptions


Archery

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Mike Hudson, 615-372-4179 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 15

Class Description: In Archery class, a student will learn the 11 steps to shooting Archery equipment, known as the National Training System taught and created by USA Archery: 1.) Stance, 2.) Nock, 3.) Hook and Grip, 4.) Posture/ Alignment (Set), 5.) Raise Bow (Set-Up), 6.) Draw (To Load), 7.) Anchor, 8.) Transfer to Hold, 9.) Aim (Expand/Aim), 10.) Release / Follow Through, 11.) Feedback.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Equipment is provided.
Homework Estimate: No homework. 

Teacher Bio: Mike Hudson is a National Level Coach trained by an Olympic coach. He has been involved with archery for over 25 years. He has pioneered archery programs with the YMCA, taught sight-impaired people to shoot at the Tennessee School for the Blind, and worked with many groups of all ages in the Nashville area.


Super Science

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Jessica Auth, 901-647-5377, jessicalynnhatcherauth@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 15

Class Description: Super Science will explore chemistry and biology topics with hands-on experiments and projects each week. We will use the scientific method to explore questions, build experiments around these questions, and have fun while we learn about the world around us.
Required Textbooks and Materials: No additional materials required.
Homework Estimate: No homework. 

Teacher Bio: My name is Jessica Auth. I am your Super Science and Chemistry teacher at CCA. I received a biochemistry and molecular biology degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and this will be my 3rd year teaching science classes for the school. I enjoy introducing a topic and then showing the students how to make it come to life in an experiment or project. My children and I love our Tuesdays at CCA!


Writing Excellence

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Robyn Collins, 615-319-9372, RLCOLL449@aol.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 6 Max: 12

Class Description: In this class students will be introduced to writing with structure and style using All Things Fun and Fascinating Writing Lessons. With the help of humorous characters, fascinating creatures, and men of history, students will learn to take notes, summarize narrative stories, write from pictures, put together a mini research report, and compose creative essays using structure and style. Taking notes from a source, making a keyword outline, then writing from the outline are some of the basic foundations of this course. Students will write a first draft, edit the draft, and write a final polished paper. Students are expected to know some basic grammar, however we will cover grammar concepts along the way using Fix It Grammar. Student’s writing will be graded based on completion of work, neatness, effort, and correctness of grammar usage, and following their Checklist Assignment. The Fix It lesson is taught in class but the Fix It homework will be checked by parent.

Required Textbooks and Materials: 
– All Things Fun and Fascinating, $29, ISBN: 9780980100525, ed. 2nd, Jan. 2012, Vendor: Institute for Excellence in Writing
– Fix It Grammar Book 1 Student Book – The Nose Tree, $15, ISBN: 9781623411428
– Fix It Grammar Book 1 Teacher Manual, $19, ISBN: 9781623411718, Vendor: Institute for Excellence in Writing 
(You may opt to only purchase the teacher manual of Fix It and print off the student pages from the IEW website. They allow you to print them if you own the TM.
– Supplies list: 1.5 inch three-ring binder, notebook paper, dividers, pencils, yellow highlighter, 25 pk. clear sheet protectors

Homework Estimate: 30 minutes per day 

Teacher Bio: My name is Robyn Collins. I currently homeschool my last three children of eleven. I’ve been homeschooling for 26 years now. Over the years I’ve conducted small groups or co-op classes in my home such as science classes with labs grades 7-12, high school American history, IEW, elementary science and history unit studies, and more. I’ve taught in a cooperative setting for four years. I have taught at CCA for two years. My favorite subjects to teach are History and English. I have been through the IEW TWSS DVDs and practicum myself and teach it to my own children. Outside of homeschooling I love gardening, soapmaking, and sewing.


50 States

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Hilarie Eskew, 615-417-0111, heskew1292@bellsouth.net 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 4, Max: 15

Class Description: We will be traveling through our wonderful country learning state capitals, state animals, state birds and much more, even history! We will study our states by our 5 regions, starting with the Midwest. This is a two-year course. There is so much information that we absolutely can’t cover all 50 states in one year. We will study 25 states this year and 25 next year. I am looking forward to teaching your student this year!
Required Textbooks and Materials: 1-inch 3-ring binder with 5 dividers (if you took this class last year, please use that same binder)
Homework Estimate: None 

Teacher Bio: This will be my eighth year homeschooling. I have 3 wonderful children, Mollie (11th), Lillie (6th), and Noah (5th). I will be married to my fantastic husband for 20 years this year. Homeschooling is a call on our lives and we love our homeschooling community. This will be our fourth year being a part of this awesome CCA family. We are looking forward to many more years here.


Literature

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Lisa Widelock, widelockgang@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: min. 7

Class Description: Enjoy God’s gift of language with exciting novels! Reading classic stories, we will cover vocabulary, comprehension, literary elements and devices, as well as write book reports and poetry. Through book covers, posters, dioramas, and plays, we will explore our creative side! Students will be required to turn in weekly homework assignments.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 
Just So Stories, Kipling
Tuck Everlasting, Babbitt
Island of the Blue Dolphins, O’Dell
Old Yeller, Gipson
Number the Stars, Lowry
Bridge to Teribithia, Paterson
From the Mixed–Up Files of Mrs. Basel E. Frankweiler, Konigsburg
Homework Estimate: 2-3 hours per week 

Teacher Bio: I am excited to be teaching and working with the students at CCA! I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from the University of South Florida and have taught grades k-7 in the public school systems in Tampa, South Florida, and New York and at homeschool tutorials in Tennessee and Florida. My husband, Robert, and I have been married for twenty-eight years, and we have four children. This is our family’s twentieth year homeschooling. Our oldest, Emily, is a Physician’s Assistant, Elora is in PT school at UTC, Eliza is junior majoring in nursing at Lee University, and Ezra is an eleventh grader and attends CCA. I love Jesus, my family, animals, working out, chocolate, coffee, the beach, the mountains, and living in this exceptional country! Looking forward to a wonderful school year at CCA! God is good all the time and all the time God is good!


STEM

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Briana Froud, bdfroud@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 6 Max: 16

Class Description: Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. Using a completely hands-on approach, students will be able to use critical thinking skills to solve problems, build bridges, create rollercoasters, and even test their own simple machine designs. We have so much fun!
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None 

Teacher Bio:Hi! My name is Briana and this is my 3rd year with CCA. I have three kiddos (2, 3, and 8). I have a heart for teaching and a love for all things science-y. Before choosing to stay home with my babies, I taught 5th grade math and science for 3 years. I absolutely love having the opportunity to teach STEM!


Apologia Anatomy and Physiology

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Tina Arnold, tinamarnold1955@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 5, Max: 15

Class Description: In A&P the human body is fully explored and explained at a grade appropriate level. The text is written in a lovely conversational style that engages the student and holds their attention. I love this book! We now have a full torso to use in conjunction with this course! There are weekly reading and notebooking assignments. Tests are given for each chapter, quizzes are occasional to reinforce learning. Experiments are done often.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 
Apologia Anatomy and Physiology Text ISBN – 978-1-935495-14-7
Apologia Anatomy Notebooking Journal for Exploring Creation ISBN -978-1-935495-15-4
Writing pencils and colored pencils
Homework Estimate: An estimate of time to be spent outside of class would be 30 minutes per day. 

Teacher Bio: I graduated from Belmont University as a Registered Nurse. After retiring from nursing I began teaching homeschoolers in the fields of science. I teach at two co-ops/tutorials in the Lebanon/ Mt Juliet area. A&P is my thing! Nothing quite shows the glory of God like the human body!


Drama (grades 5-8)

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Elizabeth Rhea, 615-557-6022, elizabethmarierhea@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $15 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 25

Class Description: There will be 2 performances (Christmas and Spring). Students will learn character development, drama terms, fun interactive games, audition techniques, and more.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: Just practice and memorization at home 

Teacher Bio: I am entering my third year of teaching at CCA. I have been performing since I could walk and have been in multiple productions including Music Man, Christmas Carol, and Annie. I work full time at the Capitol Theatre in Lebanon, and I graduate in May 2019 with an Associates degree in Mass Communication. I enjoy having a class for the students to have fun in, but also push them to step out of their comfort zone a little to create characters that they love!


Tennessee History/American Government

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Marla Poole, Marlapooletn@aol.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 6

Class Description: The fall semester we will learn all about the great state of Tennessee! We will cover history, geography, and more through a variety of activities. We will continue in the spring semester with a study of our American Government: the history behind it, how it works, and what good citizenship is. I will provide texts and materials for this class with the class fee.
Required Textbooks and Materials: All required materials will be purchased by me with the materials fee. Students will need a 1-inch binder each semester dedicated to this class. Students will also need two blue pocket folders.
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hours per week 

Teacher Bio: Having just completed my 20th year as a homeschool parent/teacher, I am excited about continuing this journey. Having a degree in education, I have taught several years in public and private schools and have spent 8 years teaching a variety of classes and grade levels in homeschool tutorials. This includes being a CCA staff member the last 4 years.


Finance

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Tiffany Bevis, bellereece@aol.com, 615-347-7921 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 6, Max: 15

Class Description: This class will kick off by learning the basic components of personal finance – from checking accounts, savings, and investing to basic budgeting and money management. We will then move into studying very basic business and how to be an entrepreneur.The students will have opportunities to create and run their own business as well as evaluate the success of that business. We will also dive into career exploration.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: Not a homework class 

Teacher Bio: My name is Tiffany Bevis, and I have three children and one sweet foster baby. I am super fortunate to have been with CCA since the very beginning and am in the 8th year of homeschooling my kids. I have a degree in Education and a degree in School Counseling. I enjoy teaching, cooking and baking, travel, and books! Our family loves Disney, travel, raising golden doodles, and laid-back time together.


Spanish

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Patricia Aguilar, 615-504-5565, pats82cr@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

Class Description: Methodology: Multisensory. I take into consideration all the learning styles. Lots of interaction, movement, and fun while learning. From the basics: alphabet and pronunciation, greetings, numbers, colors, parts of the body, food, actions (verbs), animals, clothing, family, community and time, be able to answer basic questions of what, who, when, where, why, how and which. Homework every week, some “show and tell,” group activities, short written assessments, pop quizzes. 
Class Goals: 
1. To enable the students to achieve a level of reading, writing, listening, and speaking fluency that prepares them to carry on a simple conversation, i.e., introduce themselves, introduce other people, answer personal questions, and ask general questions using: who, when, what, why, how, how many, how much, and at what time.
2. To motivate students to continue learning Spanish on their own by reading books, listening to music, watching videos, and if possible, traveling to a Spanish-speaking country.
3. To promote cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.
Required Textbooks and Materials: 
1. 1-1/2-inch binder 
2. 100 sheets (composition paper)
3. Colored pencils or markers
4. 1 pencil or pen
5. Scissors
6. 1 glue stick
Homework Estimate: There will be homework every week to be returned the following class. If a student is going to be absent, he can send the homework online. 

Teacher Bio: My name is Patricia Aguilar. I’m from Costa Rica. I have been a teacher and counselor in my country, Italy, and India. This will be my second time in a homeschool program in the USA. I’m married to Paras Kapoor, an Indian I met while in India 18 years ago. We have two kids, Isabella (6) and Avinash (12). My husband and I are trilingual and my kids are bilingual. Learning languages and cultures is one of my passions because it opens the eyes to the world, helps enjoy the cultural differences, and shows us how to respect other people. I want to teach Spanish here to give the opportunity to the kids to travel in their minds through Latin America and Spain while we learn together. They will start feeling curiosity for another amazing culture through language.


Taekwondo (Ages 6-12)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Jason Warren, 615-483-7036 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $30.00 (includes martial arts shirt and uniform) 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

Class Description: This class will be designed to teach kids basic self-defense and awareness. In this process they will gain confidence, discipline, focus, and respect. This will increase their attention span, which generally carries over into their school work.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: Practice is recommended but not mandatory. 

Teacher Bio: Jason Warren, co-owner of Success Martial Arts Center, has over 28 years of experience in the art of Taekwondo, along with various martial arts. He has trained multiple world and national champions, along with being a national champ himself. His accolades include gold medals in the Junior Olympic Games and Taekwondo Nationals. His experience also involves developing a child’s character through confidence, discipline, focus, and respect. In this process, your child will learn basic self-defense and other important life skills.


Adventures and Life Skills

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Tim Lance, timlance355@gmail.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 5, Max: 12

Class Description: This class is designed to teach students skills for success in various areas of life. They will learn how to care for and repair items used everyday at home. Students will also learn how to be safe while having fun outdoors. Finally, students will learn basic building skills as they end each semester with a special woodworking project. Some class topics will include basics in the following:
– bicycle maintenance and repair
– home maintenance
– car maintenance
– tools and their uses
– wound care
– personal safety
Required Textbooks and Materials: None; each student will be given a basic tool kit to keep
Homework Estimate: Approximately one hour per week 

Teacher Bio: Tim Lance is the husband of Melissa and father of four (Allie, Ben, Jude and Joseph). Tim and Melissa have been homeschooling for six years. They have been a part of CCA for five years. Tim serves on staff with The Journey Church in Lebanon, TN. The Lance family’s mission is to show the love of Jesus in everything they do.


Cooking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Tiffany Bevis, bellereece@aol.com, 615-347-7921 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $40 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 6, Max: 12

Class Description: This class is designed to introduce basic cooking skills for children in fifth and sixth grades. We will learn kitchen basics and safety. The class will cover a variety of recipes including but not limited to appetizers, main dishes, snacks, vegetables, and desserts. We will talk about basic meal-planning skills as well. Student will also get the opportunity to learn some basic cake decorating skills. Occasionally, we will offer our kitchen creations “for sale” after school is out. This will help supplement the funds for our supplies.
Required Textbooks and Materials: No textbook required
Homework Estimate: No homework 

Teacher Bio: My name is Tiffany Bevis, and I have three children and one sweet foster baby. I am super fortunate to have been with CCA since the very beginning and am in the 8th year of homeschooling my kids. I have a degree in Education and a degree in School Counseling. I enjoy teaching, cooking and baking, travel, and books! Our family loves Disney, travel, raising golden doodles, and laid-back time together.


Sewing & Crocheting

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Robyn Collins, 6153199372, RLCOLL449@aol.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 6 Max: 10

Class Description: Students will learn basic hand sewing then machine sewing. They will learn basic hand sewing stitches, then create some cute hand-sewn projects such as a pencil case, an animal puppet, and more. Next they will learn some basic machine sewing. Some of the projects will include a potholder, a drawstring bag or purse, hair scrunchy, a pillowcase, and possibly more depending on level and speed of students. Crocheting will be about 6-8 weeks of the 30 weeks. Students will learn the chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet to craft a dishcloth, a scarf, and more. The supplies fee will help with fabrics, threads, needles, and other supplies. Please note there may be projects students will be asked to purchase something else that wasn’t covered in supplies fee, especially projects that take larger amounts of fabric or students’ own rolls of yarn. Students will need access to a sewing machine for homework through part of the first semester.
Required Textbooks and Materials: sewing scissors, straight pins, pin cushion, crochet hook size H (second semester)
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours per week 

Teacher Bio: My name is Robyn Collins. I currently homeschool my last three children of eleven. I’ve been homeschooling for 26 years now. Over the years I’ve conducted small groups or co-op classes in my home such as science classes with labs grades 7-12, high school American history, IEW, elementary science and history unit studies, and more. I’ve taught in a cooperative setting for four years. I have taught at CCA for two years. My favorite subjects to teach are History and English. I have been through the IEW TWSS DVDs and practicum myself and teach it to my own children. Outside of homeschooling I love gardening, soapmaking, and sewing.


Drawing

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Ginger Latham, 615-218-1570, lathamappraisal@gmail. com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 12

Class Description: This class is for BOTH beginning students and those who have had some drawing instruction in the past. My instruction includes drawing on the right side of the brain, a technique that allows the student to draw what they see and not what they think they see. Beginners will be taught the basics, which include proportions, perspective and values (darks verses lights), while returning students will be encouraged to chose from more difficult drawing material. Supply materials (use of which are all included in supply fee) will include pencils, colored pencils, and pen and ink.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: No more than 30 minutes per day. 

Teacher Bio: I have had the privilege teaching at CCA for the past 3 years and have been teaching in the homeschool community for over 10. Additional information regarding my credentials may be found on my website at http://www.gingerlatham.com.


Finishing Touch/Public Speaking

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Gwen Schaetz, 615-708-2055, gwenschaetz@icloud.com 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 3 Max: 15

Class Description: 
Manners that Matter! God’s idea first! Matthew 7:12 tells us to only do to others what we would want done to us! Manners are more than rules, skills, or behaviors like saying “please and thank you.” Manners show others what is inside us and reveal our true character to those who won’t have a chance to get to know you! It is rooted in respect and thoughtfulness. We will be learning everything from dining out, table settings, proper introductions, party manners, social media etiquette, and much more! As far as grading goes, we will have a few quizzes and participation points for practicing what we’re learning. No one wants to feel clueless! Your child will gain the confidence that comes with knowing what to do in different situations.
Public Speaking or “Courageous conversation” (I like to call it ) will be the focus for about 7 weeks. We never know where the Lord will place our children in the future and what may be required of them. Knowing how to deliver a public speech, interview, thought, or idea may be the difference between success and failure. We will be focusing on the “do’s and don’ts” of delivery. Most people report a fear of public speaking, but with practice our children can become confident in this area. We will incorporate many fun activities to eliminate this fear! “All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Required Textbooks and Materials: I will supply all the materials.
Homework Estimate: Only occasionally! 

Teacher Bio: I have been homeschooling for approximately 20 years! This is my 3rd year at CCA. I have 5 children ranging from 26-8 yrs old. I have a B.A.from U.T. Knoxville and have had a love for teaching for many years, from directing and teaching children’s churches to summer Bible studies. I grew up in a home where etiquette was emphasized, with a mother who taught “The Finishing Touch” at our home to many students. Although I don’t need to use all that info all the time, it has benefited me so often as I have found myself in many different situations throughout my life.


P.E. (grades 5-8)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Cole Presley, 615-483-9271 
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220 
Materials Fee: $0 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 10

Class Description: Students will play a variety of physically active games and also do some regular exercises and stretching. Some activities will be kick ball, volley ball, ninja ball, relay races, four square, etc. Students will be encouraged to increase endurance and strength throughout the year. PE class will be held outside if possible. Otherwise, we will hold class inside in the gymnasium.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: Little to no homework. 

Teacher Bio: Cole Presley is a homeschool graduate and is now a student at Cumberland University studying science. He is a world champion martial artist and a third degree black belt in Taekwondo. He has taught at his family’s martial arts studio for many years, at many seminars across the country and in other countries, as well as three years at CCA.